Prison Break star tried to commit suicide several times
09 September 2013, 11:47
Los Angeles - Wentworth Miller, who proudly came out as a gay man in August, recently revealed that he tried to commit suicide "more than once" as he struggled to come to terms with his sexuality.
According to US Weekly the 41-year-old actor talked about his struggles at a human rights campaign dinner in Seattle on Saturday.
"The first time I tried to kill myself I was just 15. I swallowed a bottle of pills," he revealed to a large audience.
"I don't remember what happened over the next couple of days but I'm pretty sure come Monday morning I was on the bus back to school pretending everything was fine."
Miller added that growing up he was a target for not speaking the right way or standing the right way. He added that there was a lot of pressure on him to live his life by other people's standards.
The former Prison Break star officially came out a proud gay man in a brave letter to the organisers of the St Petersburg International Film Festival in Russia.
He reasoned that "in good conscience", he could not attend an event in a country that has anti-gay laws, including a ban on adoption of Russian-born children to national and international same-sex couples.